ruined, defeated, disabled. The term referred originally to being kicked or struck in the rack or male genital area.
intoxicated by drugs or alcohol. The adolescent usage is probably a borrowing of the standard term as it occurs in phrases such as 'racked with pain', although it may be based on the preced-ing sense or be an alteration of wrecked.
► I was racked by 9 p.m.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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